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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The chancellor's promised a "stronger, fairer, more global Britain", as he delivered his first budget

Philip Hammond, the MP for Weybridge MP, has announced more funding for social care and schools, and a shake-up of the business rates system in England.

He says there'll be a £1,000 discount this year for pubs, and any firm coming out of small business rate relief will benefit from an additional cap.

Over £91 million has been raised through business rates in Merton.

Council Leader Stephen Alambritis says although that may seem like a huge sum, not a lot of the money goes back into the borough.

Also in today's Budget;

The chancellor's claimed the Tories are the 'party of the NHS' as he announced extra money for social care.

He's promised to increase funding by £2 billion in England over the next three years.

And £100 million has been earmarked for triage by GPs inside A&E units.

But higher paid self-employed people will face rising National Insurance payments.

MPs were also told of higher forecasts for economic growth this year, up from 1.4% percent to 2%

Predictions for public sector borrowing this year are more than £16 billion lower compared to the Autumn.
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